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    Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
    Estonia | 2022 | 15’57 No dialogues

    It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

    Direction: Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
    Script: Morten Tšinakov
    Animation: Egert Kesa, Goran STOJNIĆ, Morten TŠINAKOV, Lucija MRZLJAK, Tarmo VAARMETS, Noemi RIBIĆ
    Editing: Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
    Special Effects: Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov
    Sound design: Sander PÕLDSAAR
    Sound editing: Jure BULJEVIĆ
    Music: Morten Tšinakov
    Production: Adriatic Animation
    Co-production: Eesti Joonisfilm
    Distribution: Miyu Distribution

    Lucija Mrzljak

    Morten Tšinakov

    Lucija Mrzljak is a Croatian animation film director and illustration artist. In 2016, she completed her MA in animation in Estonia as a student of Priit and Olga Pärn. Her student films Shuma and Kut were screened and awarded at numerous film festivals around the world. Since 2016 she co-directed three short films in collaboration with Morten Tšinakov in Eesti Joonisfilm studio in Tallinn and Adriatic Animation studio in Zagreb: Demonstration Of Brilliance In Four Acts (2017), The Stork (2020), Eva (2022). In 2019 she collaborated with Oscar winning musician Glen Hansard, directing a music video “The Closing door”. Besides animation Lucija works as a freelance illustrator, she published several illustrated books for children in collaboration with Estonian authors and has exhibited illustrations at numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe and Russia. She is a guest teacher at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts, teaching animation and illustration.